The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 44 (1966) > Issues > Issue 1 > Analysis of Vierendeel Bents with Non-parallel Members
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Analysis of Vierendeel Bents with Non-parallel Members

A general method for the analysis of Vierendeel bents with nonparallel members is presented. In the ' initial sway stage ' the frame undergoes translation and rotation of the joints in such a manner that the initial sway moments are in equilibrium with the applied loads. In the ' distribution stage ' the joints are balanced while the frame is again allowed to sway, thus preserving the equilibrium established in the initial-sway stage. The distribution yields the final moments directly. Numerical examples are given to illustrate the procedure. F.P. Wiesinger, J.F. Carney and S.L. Lee

Author(s): Wiesinger, F P;Carney, J F;Lee, S L

Keywords: analysis;frames;vierendeel bents